we celebrate half birthdays just so we can eat cake.

Watching the Food Network is a terrible thing. Terrible, I tell you!

Especially the baking shows. Awful.


It makes me want to bake awfully delicious, ooey-gooey sugary things.

So when Ellie’s half birthday came around I knew it was the perfect excuse to bake a cake!

Well, half a cake.

A lopsided one at that.

Although the lopsided-ness wasn’t on purpose.

Anyway, I whipped up one delicious incredibly amazing homemade cake from a box.

(I did make some homemade frosting however. Those judges on cupcake wars would’ve been proud.)

And I put my ziplock bags to use and whipped up a few numbers to go on top.

Yes, ziplock bags. No fancy-smancy decorating stuff around here. (One day, one day)

Twenty minutes after I took a few photos, the cake broke in half. Both ways.

It was devoured by morning.

Yes, we eat cake for breakfast around here.


Happy half birthday Elles!

Thanks for giving us a great excuse to celebrate.

And make cake.

Sorry you didn’t get any.

Hope that graham cracker was just as good. ;)



  1. This is such a cute idea!!! Love that it is half a cake!!!

  2. Perfect!! It's always a good thing to have a reason to celebrate with cake!! Love that little girl. Her big eyes are beautiful!!

  3. oh, that cake is perfection.

  4. Cute, cute, cute! Love your yellow plate. :)

  5. love this idea!


  6. That is seriously the cutest thing ever! It makes me sad that we didn't do anything fun for Holland's half birthday! Haha. Oh well! Also, Ellie is adorable!

  7. Every. Little. Thing. I love it!! Happy Half Birthday to your sweet girl! Seriously little E is too adorable for words.

    My Ava just had her first birthday, but she was sick :( So I'm going to make a cake next week for her...I've done chocolate numbers/letters before, but never covered in sprinkles...BRILLIANT!! Thanks for sharing! xo

  8. You rock, girl! Cute cute cute. And Miss Ellie is adorable!

  9. hehehe Those numbers look delicious! Celebrating everything little things about our babies is so much fun, isn't it?

  10. Oh cute! Those number turned out great. :) Good job! And cute baby, as always.

  11. Haha. Love the half cake. Mean mama, not giving any cake to the birthday girl....... But at least mom & dad get to benefit!

  12. Wow, your cake looks amazing! I love looking at food on pinterest and ig!

  13. My mom made us half cakes for a few birthdays when we were younger. :) I think it's such a fun and quirky idea. I love the simplicity of your photos!

  14. What a cute idea!! I love the idea of half a cake. You are so clever. I am so glad I stumbled upon your blog! The design is wonderful and the content perfect. I will definitely be following you on bloglovin! xx. McKenna Lou

  15. i totally do the cake from a box/homemade frosting thing. sometimes the box cake just taste soooo good!

  16. Oh my goodness that is the most gorgeous cake topper! Stinkin' cute.

  17. This is so darling! Would you mind sharing a how-to on the topper?!!

  18. Yes, I second Aree- would love to know how you did the topper!! We have been doing half birthdays for both of my girls which they love! THanks in advance for sharing!

  19. Love this idea! Could you please elaborate on how you made the numbers please? Thanks :)